An encouraging word...

May 11, 2012

Run to your Father's arms and nestle in His bosom!

(James Smith, "Comfort for Christians!")

"Be still--and know that I am God!" Psalm 46:10

This is God's message to His people, even during the most terrible convulsions of nature, the most cruel wars, and the most painful trials! The Lord reigns and works, even in the most dreadful circumstances.

The Lord is constantly doing His will, and accomplishing His purposes--and He never forgets His promises.

Be childlike. Run to your Father's arms and nestle in His bosom! Realize safety in your Father's love and power. He will tenderly . . .
  hold you in the hollow of His hand,
  hide you under His wings, and
  carry you in His bosom as the shepherd does the lamb.

"Be still," for though painful at present--your trial will soon be over. Know that God is supreme and works all things after the counsel of His own will. Know that God never loses sight of you, or forgets your frame and your weakness. Exercise patience, relieve your burdened heart by prayer--and wait in full expectation of a blessing.

As the darkest cloud, often bears the most fruitful shower--so the darkest circumstances, often usher in the choicest mercies. Only . . .
  yield yourself to God,
  keep close to the loving heart of God,
  and submit to the will of God.
Then you will be able to . . .
  carry any cross,
  bear any trial, or
  endure any affliction!

Be silent, be calm, be still--the Lord rules as King forever!

Do not complain--for it will displease the Lord.
Do not murmur--for it will grieve Him.
Do not fear--for it will dishonor Him.

Instead, be still--for your safety is provided for.
Be still--for your needs shall be supplied.
Be still--for all things shall work together for your good.
Be still--for God bids you, and all will end well.

Take me into Your nearness, dear Lord, and help me to be still. Calm my foolish fears and my fearful imaginations. In all of life, help me, O Lord, to be still.

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  1. So many times we have to be reminded to just rest our fears and worries in Him. Thank you for the reminder today. :)

  2. That is so beautiful Amy. Thank you so much for sharing this. It is more timely than you know. I love that we can run to our Father's bosom and feel so safe there!

    Hugs and blessings,

  3. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this!! So needed it today!! xo Heather

  4. Thank you for the most timely, healing, encouraging, words today.I needed the reminder to run to Jesus!

  5. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Very encouraging words, as we see the effects of sin all around us in a fallen world. It is so amazing that the Creator of the Universe would love us sinful beings enough to send His Son to rescue us. Running to Him is the only place to go. Who else can forgive sin? Who else can take our past of fear, guilt, and shame and replace it with love, hope, and freedom! Praise God!

  8. This post touched my heart deeply as I'm sure it did many others. Thank you for sharing it with us. I is what many folks need to hear right now, I'm sure.

  9. Just what I needed to hear right now-------thank you for sharing such a lovely message! I'm sure you blessed many hearts.

  10. I hope all is well Amy! Thanks for reminding us of God's greatness and love - always and forever!


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